April 9, 2008: Truly wonderful

To The Editor: In nearly 20 years of living here, I have never written a letter to the Catskill Mountain News. More...

Posted 4/8/2008 07:00 PM

April 9, 2008: Be very careful

To The Editor: In recent months, some area landowners have received oil and gas leases that give a drilling company the right to enter upon the property and drill for oil or gas. More...

Posted 4/8/2008 07:00 PM

April 9, 2008: Dirty pool

To The Editor: Americans need to have an honest discussion about security. Sadly, “Defense of Democracies” has been airing a scare tactic ad targeting U.S. Representative freshmen, including Kirsten Gillibrand. More...

Posted 4/8/2008 07:00 PM

April 2, 2008: Feel compelled

To The Editor: Wow, I never planned to write this letter, as I didn’t want to sound like sour grapes. In light of the attitudes of the two write-in candidates who won, I felt compelled. For Mr. Miller and Mr. More...

Posted 4/1/2008 07:00 PM

March 26, 2008: Save a life

To The Editor: To all in our very caring community, please help us save Dylan Utter’s life. Dylan is a two-year-old victim of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). More...

Posted 3/25/2008 07:00 PM

March 26, 2008: Makes her sick

To The Editor: Let me get this straight. Deborah Meyer DeWan of The Catskill Center for Conservation is happy because the additional ski development for the east side of Belleayre is being withdrawn. More...

Posted 3/25/2008 07:00 PM

March 19, 2008: Choices

To The Editor: I see a marked contrast between the resignations of Senator Larry Craig of Idaho and Governor Spitzer and Richard Nixon for their wrongdoing, and the actions of Bill Clinton and Senator Ted Kennedy. More...

Posted 3/18/2008 07:00 PM

March 12, 2008: Special evening

To The Editor: Recently The Roxbury Arts Group successfully solicited funds from Kids in the Kaatskills to implement an innovative cultural program for students in our community. More...

Posted 3/11/2008 07:00 PM

March 12, 2008: Paved paradise

To The Editor: I hope that the Margaretville Planning Board as well as the Middletown Planning Board has taken into consideration the type of buildings these proposed Dollar Stores will build. More...

Posted 3/11/2008 07:00 PM

March 12, 2008: Dubious need

To the Editor: On March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, the Margaretville Village Board will vote on a zoning action that could determine the future of the village and the surrounding area. More...

Posted 3/11/2008 07:00 PM

March 12, 2008: Help us all

To The Editor: With most of the media and politicians jumping around nervously reporting about the economy, etc., I was wondering whether people will have the money to enjoy the planned luxurious accommodations which Mr. More...

Posted 3/11/2008 07:00 PM

March 12, 2008: Approval process

To The Editor: I wish I could do business the way the developer of the proposed Family Dollar Store in Margaretville does. More...

Posted 3/11/2008 07:00 PM

March 5, 2008: All's well...

To The Editor: My compliments to the staff of Margaretville Memorial Hospital. I went to the emergency room on February 1 with a severe headache and dizziness, not being sure if I had a sinus infection or a tooth abscess. More...

Posted 3/4/2008 07:00 PM

Feb. 13, 2008: More signatures

To The Editor: This is in response to your recent article on the “more than 1,000 people” who have signed the Partners for Progress petition in support of the proposed resort. More...

Posted 2/12/2008 07:00 PM

Feb. 13, 2008: It can happen

To The Editor: Does any one remember that the right to hold private property is still considered a basic right in our society? More...

Posted 2/12/2008 07:00 PM

Feb. 13, 2008: Illegal contract

To The Editor: I recently attended the second Shandaken Town Board meeting of the year conducted under the leadership of Peter DiSclafani which included a resolution to hire Ferrandino Associates, a Westchester County consultant, to prepare comments More...

Posted 2/12/2008 07:00 PM

Jan. 23, 2008: Paper is best

To The Editor: If you’ve had concerns about computerized voting in New York State, an important deadline is looming fast. More...

Posted 1/22/2008 07:00 PM

Jan. 23, 2008: Angels

To The Editor: It was New Year’s Eve and my husband went out to get eggs and milk for breakfast. My sisters had come to spend the holiday with us and we were running out of supplies. It was 3:30 when he left. A half-hour later I got a call. More...

Posted 1/22/2008 07:00 PM

April 9, 2008: Worth the effort

To The Editor: I recently read that 250 people in Grand Gorge signed a negative petition against the proposed intersection safety project and understand it was circulated and signed before the DOT representatives gave their three-hour presentation at More...

Posted 4/8/2008 07:00 PM

April 9, 2008: Blind Eye

To The Editor: On March 19 at the Roxbury Planning Board meeting, I asked the planning board to ask a question of the engineer from Labella. More...

Posted 4/8/2008 07:00 PM

April 9, 2008: Forgotten periods

To The Editor: I just wanted to say how delighted I was to read Bill Birns’ column regarding the indigenous groups that once inhabited this area seasonally.  I am an archaeologist teaching and working on my Ph.D. More...

Posted 4/8/2008 07:00 PM

April 2, 2008: Stick to skiing

To The Editor: The signs at the Albany protest by the Coalition to Save Belleayre‚ÄÇwere pleading‚ÄÇto keep Belleayre‚ÄÇopen and publicly owned.‚ÄÇBut how did Belleayre suddenly find itself in‚ÄÇjeopardy?‚ÄÇIf the More...

Posted 4/1/2008 07:00 PM

March 26, 2008: Time of Need

To The Editor: I was deeply distressed to read that Delaware County leaders were more concerned with a few dollars than they were with supporting Brookside Hardware in its time of need. More...

Posted 3/25/2008 07:00 PM

March 19, 2008: Include Arkville

To The Editor: The current controversy over the two proposed “Family General Dollar But It Costs More Than That Stores” indicates a profound lack of knowledge of local history and geography. More...

Posted 3/18/2008 07:00 PM

March 12, 2008: What's the Story?

To The Editor: I am livid! Here we are, well into March 2008 and not a word about Fleischmanns sewer hookup reimbursements. In fact, there’s been no one to talk to. Ms. More...

Posted 3/11/2008 07:00 PM

March 12, 2008: Bad policy

To The Editor: With‚ÄÇBelleayre Mt. More...

Posted 3/11/2008 07:00 PM

March 12, 2008: What a gem

To The Editor: Last night I had the good fortune to see the Open Eye Theatre’s production of “Secret Garden.” As a second homeowner in the Catskills with an apartment in New York City, I see my share of Broadway shows, but More...

Posted 3/11/2008 07:00 PM

March 12, 2008: Thanks, Ed

To The Editor: We are so fortunate to have generous people in our community. Edmund Millar, owner of The Market Basket, is one of them. More...

Posted 3/11/2008 07:00 PM

March 12, 2008: Volunteers needed

To The Editor: When a person pays attention to the Fire/EMS (Emergency Medical Service) issues in Delaware County they have to notice that it is increasingly difficult to get responders out for calls. More...

Posted 3/11/2008 07:00 PM

March 12, 2008: Dollar stores

To The Editor: As a traffic engineer who has analyzed the impacts of hundreds of “big box stores” on host communities, I’ve become familiar with the corporate steamroller tactics used to get the stores built and their predato More...

Posted 3/11/2008 07:00 PM

March 5, 2008: Not just junk

To The Editor: While we understand the emotions behind one Fleischmanns resident’s letter to the editor last week, we feel compelled to respond to the negative sentiments about our little village. More...

Posted 3/4/2008 07:00 PM

Feb. 13, 2008: Get the facts

To The Editor: It has started early.‚ÄÇ The new Shandaken Town Board has‚ÄÇbeen in office barely a month and the over-blown attacks are already flying.‚ÄÇ The level of hostility at the February town board meeting was‚ÄÇreminis More...

Posted 2/12/2008 07:00 PM

Feb. 13, 2008: Foul play

To The Editor: I’d like to address two articles in last week’s Catskill. The first being about the Dollar Store and the zoning issue. More...

Posted 2/12/2008 07:00 PM

Jan. 23, 2008: Resort issues

To The Editor: I received an e-mail from the M-ARK Project today inviting me to sign a petition to our governor in favor of the purposed Belleayre Project. More...

Posted 1/22/2008 07:00 PM

Jan. 23, 2008: Save the ridge

To The Editor: I’d like to address a couple of points raised in recent letters (Jan. More...

Posted 1/22/2008 07:00 PM

Jan. 23, 2008: Preserve beauty

To The Editor: Even those who profess a deep love of wild nature have an ambivalent relationship with Nature. More...

Posted 1/22/2008 07:00 PM